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The Japanese

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Chris Harding’s book distils Japan’s long, complex, and fascinating history into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals. These vivid and entertaining portraits take the reader from the earliest written accounts of Japan right through to the life of the current empress, Masako. We encounter shamans and warlords, poets and revolutionaries, scientists, artists, and adventurers – each offering insights of their own into this extraordinary place.

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A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020

‘Mightily impressive … a marvellous read’ Sunday Times

From the acclaimed author of Japan Story, this is the history of Japan, distilled into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals.

The vivid and entertaining portraits in Chris Harding’s enormously enjoyable new book take the reader from the earliest written accounts of Japan right through to the life of the current empress, Masako. We encounter shamans and warlords, poets and revolutionaries, scientists, artists and adventurers – each offering insights of their own into this extraordinary place.

For anyone new to Japan, this book is the ideal introduction. For anyone already deeply involved with it, this is a book filled with surprises and pleasures.

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Weight 0.382 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

528

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

952.0099 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K